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Dear Yuletide author,

I am so excited that we matched on one of these fandoms and I can’t wait to read whatever you write this Yuletide!

I enjoy a wide variety of stories, all year round but especially at Yuletide. I like short, punchy stories and longer, plottier stories, explicitly porny and/or kinky stories and coy stories that are all about the teasing and the implications, stories with some kind of meta angle to them and stories that engage with the source material 100% on its own level, stories with unusual pairings and stories that are strictly canon pairings only, if applicable.

Baseball RPF
Lorenzo Cain, Salvador Pérez

I love the close relationships among all the various Royals players, but the single most entertaining one for me would have to be the ongoing bromantic comedy starring Salvy and his beloved hermanito Lolo, now showing at an Instagram near you. I definitely ship it, but I would also adore a story about them as teammates. I love all the horseplay, the giggling, the amazing locker room music choices. I love the way Salvy gets hearts in his eyes and LoCain struggles to maintain a straight face as he tries to fend off the camera.

I also just love baseball and everything about it, so any and all baseball-specific stuff in a story would totally thrill me. I really enjoy RPF that incorporates various real life references along with the stuff that didn’t happen and is totally fictional and would prefer not to receive the sort AU where they are something other than baseball players.

The Professor - Charlotte Brontë
William Crimsworth, Frances Evans Henri, Hunsden Yorke Hunsden

I am fascinated the role that Hunsden Yorke Hunsden plays in this story, which is one of the things that makes it so different from Villette. From the beginning he alternates between needling William and performing these extremely thoughtful favors for him, although it's not always easy for him to get under William's skin since William perversely enjoys some of his bluntness. He brings out such an interesting side of Frances when he meets her, too -- I love that promptly she gets into three arguments with him in a row, and the third time she doesn't even believe in the argument she's making; she just wants to fight with him!

I'm particularly interested in a story set when William and Frances are living in England and Hunsden is their neighbor. I love how he has apparently latched onto their family in lieu of starting their own, especially the way he seems to practically be a coparent to Victor. I would love more about their daily life as it's sketched all too briefly in that last chapter, or a story about something that happens as Victor gets older and goes to school, as William worries about.

I would also love threesome fic! William would be almost hopelessly scandalized by the prospect, I think, and probably Frances too, but then with the dynamic both she and Hunsden have with William where they love to tease him I can imagine it working out somehow. I do love stories where characters fumble their way into unusual relationships or sexual practices without quite knowing what they're doing or having the usual vocabulary to talk about it, which is sort of what I would picture. But I also absolutely love them the way they already are together, so it is totally up to you.

The Woman in the Wall - Patrice Kindl
Anna Newland, Francis Albright

I'm especially interested in futurefic exploring how Anna interacts with the outside world, set any time after the events of the book. I love her highly distinctive perspective and her willingness to explore unfamiliar and intimidating things but also judge them. I'd be curious to see her navigating any or all of: a new home, the city of Chicago, the late 90s internet, and of course her new blended family. I don't have a strong preference for whether you get or keep Anna and Francis together, but I do find it fascinating that the first person Anna gets to know who is outside of her immediate family, which is such a huge step for her, ends up being brought into her immediate family after all, and how, if at all, she would explain the complexities of that relationship to outsiders.

Most of all I just love this very peculiar book, with its very implausible premise worked out in such extensive detail, and I'm interested in whatever story it should happen to inspire you to write.

I am [archiveofourown.org profile] mayhap on AO3 and [personal profile] mayhap on DW crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] mayhap on LJ for stalking purposes. Happy Yuletide!
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Dear Yuletide author,

I am so excited that we matched on one of these fandoms! Getting a fic written in any one of them will absolutely make my Yuletide, and I can't wait to read whatever you come up with.

I've attempted to write prompts that are somewhat specific without being too restrictive. My hope is that something will inspire you, and that could be one small detail that moves you in a direction I haven't even thought of. If the fandom and characters are all the inspiration you need, then by all means, go for it!

I enjoy a wide variety of stories, all year round but especially at Yuletide. I like short, punchy stories and longer, plottier stories, explicitly porny and/or kinky stories and coy stories that are all about the teasing and the implications, stories with some kind of meta angle to them and stories that engage with the source material 100% on its own level, stories with pairings that might be very unusual and stories that stick strictly to canon pairings, if applicable. One thing that I always enjoy is stories that are written in a very particular style or manner, like a set of letters or a faux-academic paper or something; if you have any ideas along those lines, feel free to pursue them!

Dialogues — Plato
Socrates, Alcibiades

I ship it. If Plato didn't want me to ship it, he shouldn't have made the sexual tension between Socrates and Alcibiades so compelling! I would love a story where Alcibiades DOES manage to seduce Socrates—maybe he turns Socrates' philosophical arguments against him, or maybe he fails but Socrates finds himself tempted for the first time because Alcibiades is trying to attract him with philosophy. I love the whole thing where the conventional ideas about what is attractive are upended and Socrates is a sex god and Alcibiades is desperate for his attentions. If you'd rather continue the dynamic of unrequited desire, I would also be totally into that!

Since Plato was basically writing RPF and it was definitely shaped by his own ideas, I definitely feel like you could do something that plays with the idea that Plato had it wrong and something else really happened between them. On the other hand, I love the way he characterizes Socrates and Alcibiades in the Symposium even if it may be completely his own invention.

Green Sky Trilogy — Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Pomma D'ok, Teera Eld

I love the worldbuilding in these books, especially the cross-cultural friendship and partnership between Pomma and Teera. I love the radical utopianism of the Kindar but also how much they struggled with accepting the true nature of the Erdlings and integrating them into a new unified society. I'd really like to read a story about them growing up together as the Kindar and the Erdlings adjust to each other and return of spirit-powers, with as broad or as narrow a scope as you would like to imagine.

I think Pomma/Teera would be an adorable pairing and that you could also do incredibly fun setting-specific things with it—trying to keep your crush a secret from someone you can pense with? Gruntspreking to give you and your partner some privacy or engage in some bondage? Kiniporting sex toys, even? Not to mention differences in ideas about romantic relationships, which we see in the books as well, even though only heterosexual relationships are mentioned. But it's also absolutely fine with me if you'd rather pair them off with other people or with no one; I wouldn't feel like you were breaking up my pairing or anything.

The Professor — Charlotte Brontë
William Crimsworth, Hunsden Yorke Hunsden, Frances Evans Henri

I am fascinated by Hunsden Yorke Hunsden. From the beginning he alternates between needling William and performing these extremely thoughtful favors for him, although it's not always easy for him to get under William's skin since William perversely enjoys some of his bluntness. He brings out such an interesting side of Frances when he meets her, too -- I love that promptly she gets into three arguments with him in a row, and the third time she doesn't even believe in the argument she's making; she just wants to fight with him!

I'm particularly interested in a story set when William and Frances are living in England and Hunsden is their neighbor. I love how he has apparently latched onto their family in lieu of starting their own, especially the way he seems to practically be a coparent to Victor. I would love more about their daily life as it's sketched in that last chapter, or a story about something that happens as Victor gets older and goes to school, as William is worrying about.

I would also love threesome fic! William would be almost hopelessly scandalized by the prospect, I think, and probably Frances too, but then with the dynamic both she and Hunsden have with William where they love to tease him I can just imagine it working somehow. I do love stories where characters fumble their way into unusual relationships or sexual practices without quite knowing what they're doing or having the usual vocabulary to talk about it, which is sort of what I would picture. But they are already totally my OT3 exactly the way they are in canon and I will also be completely happy if you don't take it any farther than that.

The Woman in the Wall — Patrice Kindl
Anna Newland, Francis Albright

I'm especially interested in futurefic exploring how Anna interacts with the outside world, set any time after the events of the book. I love her highly distinctive perspective and her willingness to explore unfamiliar and intimidating things but also judge them. I'd be curious to see her navigating any or all of: a new home, the city of Chicago, the late 90s internet, and of course her new blended family. I don't have a strong preference for whether you get or keep Anna and Francis together, but I do find it fascinating that the first person Anna gets to know who is outside of her immediate family, which is such a huge step for her, ends up being brought into her immediate family after all, and how, if at all, she would explain the complexities of that relationship to outsiders.

Most of all I just love this very peculiar book, with its very cracky premise worked out in such detail, and I'm interested in whatever story it should happen to inspire you to write.

For stalking purposes, I am [personal profile] mayhap on Dreamwidth, crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] mayhap on Livejournal, and [archiveofourown.org profile] mayhap on AO3; on tumblr I am [tumblr.com profile] pinchofnutmeg, because mayhap was taken, and also I mostly post ancient and medieval art there anyway. Feel free to take a gander at these tags ("dear author" and "yuletide") for stuff from Yuletides past if you so desire. Happy Yuletide!
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Dear Yuletide author,

I am so excited that you share one of these fandoms with me! I am really looking forward to reading whatever you write for me in whichever of them it is!

I enjoy a wide range of things—short, punchy stories and longer plottier stories, explicitly porny and/or kinky stories and coy stories that are all about the teasing and the implications, stories with some kind of meta angle to them and stories that engage with the source material 100% on their own level. One thing I always enjoy is stories that are written in a very particular style or manner, like a set of letters or a faux-academic paper or something; if that sort of thing appeals to you, go wild!

I apologize in advance if my gen prompts are not very detailed, varied, or inspiring. This in no way reflects a desire not to receive gen (or canon relationships only, as applicable), which is something that I would absolutely be interested in reading for any of these sets of characters. It is purely a function of me being terrible at writing gen prompts.

The Bugle
Andy Zaltzman, John Oliver

It's not that The Bugle doesn't have a fandom—The Bugle fandom is pretty amazing!—but it does not, for the most part, write fic. One of my favorite things about The Bugle is the 'bullshit', i.e. the wildly counterfactual world that John and Andy (but let's be realistic, mostly Andy) narrate and/or act out in skits. I would totally love what is basically Bugle worldbuilding fic, based on anything that's ever been referenced on the show, a combination of multiple Bugle references, or completely original things in the Bugle house style. My other favorite thing about The Bugle is John and Andy's working relationship, especially when one of them manages to make the other start laughing uncontrollably during the podcast, and if you would rather write something that is set in something more closely approximating the real world, I would love to read gen or shippy fic about John and Andy working together and doing Bugle-y things. If you want to use the Bugle house style to do fandom or Yuletide meta somehow, those are things I always enjoy and think the Bugle format would lend itself to, or you could do any of many things that I haven't even thought of.

Dialogues — Plato
Socrates, Alcibiades

If Plato didn't want me to ship Socrates carnally, he shouldn't have given him such sizzling sexual tension with Alcibiades! Also with pretty much everyone present at the symposium, but especially with Alcibiades. I love the teasing and the reversal of the expected roles for the pursued and the pursuing. Although I desperately crave a physical consummation of their relationship, no matter how much it runs contrary to everything Plato stood for, you could absolutely also write something that continues the dynamic of Alcibiades pursuing and Socrates making him frantic with his refusal to reciprocate. Since Plato's dialogues are essentially Real Person Fiction, I feel like you can just as easily incorporate known biographical details or take only what is on the page as a complete work in itself to draw upon, as you prefer.

Frog and Toad
Frog, Toad

I loved these books when I was a kid and only realized later that they were my first exposure to a type of relationship that I always love (and tend to ship). I read an interesting interview with Arnold Lobel where he talked about not wanting to continue the series because he felt like the relationship between Frog and Toad was getting unhealthy, which frankly puts it even more in line with my shipping tendencies, although I was very surprised that he saw it as Frog controlling Toad when I tend more towards seeing Frog as the put-upon one in their relationship. I would also love a gen Frog & Toad story, or set of shorter stories in keeping with the original—and if you're inclined towards meta, I think a story where either or both of them do Yuletide would be hilarious. The one thing I ask is that if you do write explicit Frog/Toad—and I hasten again to reassure you that gen or far tamer shippy fic is also great—I would want it to involve realistic frog anatomy, i.e., cloacas instead of penes. (Incidentally, it turns out that there is no scientific distinction between frogs and toads, which are just another kind of frog. The more you know!) I promise you that I would in no way feel that this injured my childhood, although I completely understand if you would feel diferently.

The Once and Future King — T. H. White
Arthur Pendragon, Guenever, Lancelot du Lac

Each of three loves the other two and doesn't want to hurt them but finds themselves constrained to do so anyway. I'm not saying that a threesome would necessarily solve everything here, but I do believe that it could solve a lot of the things. Whether the inevitable ending is the same, but at least the three of them are able to share another kind of happiness with each other while it lasts, or in fact them being together and not lying to each other allows them to somehow overcome Mordred's scheming, I would be interested in exploring any possibility, sweet or bittersweet or angsty. I'm really interested in Lancelot's thing with sadism, where other people's pain interests him and he can't conceive of any ethical way to deal with this interest, and incline to the theory that he is in many ways White's self-insert character. If no version of the threesome and the timeline is gelling for you, I would also love any story about the three of them interacting in some way that shows them all caring about each other in spite of the underlying tension/guilt.

Trixie Belden series — Julie Campbell Tatham & Kathleen Kenny
Trixie Belden, Honey Wheeler

I absolutely adore Trixie and Honey's friendship and think they would make an incredibly adorable couple as well. I love how loyal and supportive they are of each other, especially when it comes to the ways in which they are opposites. I think the setting is really important in these books and would prefer that everyone doesn't suddenly have a computer and a cell phone—unless it is actually far futurefic, in which case, that is totally awesome and I would love to see what the Bob-Whites are doing in their seventies. I'd be cool with background or past Jim/Trixie in a romantic or friendship fic, but would prefer that it not be the focus of the story, and would also prefer no Honey/Brian or Mart/Di.

For stalking purposes, I am [personal profile] mayhap on Dreamwidth, crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] mayhap on Livejournal, and [archiveofourown.org profile] mayhap on AO3; on tumblr I am [tumblr.com profile] pinchofnutmeg, because mayhap was taken. Feel free to take a gander at these tags ("dear author" and "yuletide") for stuff from Yuletides past if you so desire. Happy Yuletide!
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Dear Yuletide Author,

I am so excited that we matched on one of these things and that you're writing a story for me!

I am super-easy to please and I like a wide range of stories—short, punchy stories and longer, plottier stories, explicitly porny and/or kinky stories and coy stories that are all about the teasing and the implication, stories with some kind of meta angle to them and stories that engage with the source material 100% on its own level.

Please do feel utterly free to take anything that inspires you whatsoever from my prompts and take it in whatever direction you please. I'm so looking forward to reading what you write!

The Bugle (podcast)
Any (John Oliver, Andy Zaltzman, Producer Chris)

Textual fanfic for an audio newspaper for a visual world! I want you to feel free to do literally anything with this request whatsoever. Bugle RPF, Bugle pastiche, ridiculous over-elaborations on even the most minor of Bugle sketches, running jokes or off-hand references, The Bugle: Yuletide edition, pun runs on the subject of your choice, some kind of mashup or fusion with another fandom(s), something I haven't come close to imagining, ANYTHING. I just really, REALLY love the Bugle and would love to share the love with some fellow Buglers this Yuletide. (P.S. [bleep] you, Chris!)

The Once and Future King — T. H. White
Arthur
Lancelot
Guenever

I love all three of them so much and just want them to be happy together, or at least, unhappy in a different way together. I would love fluffy happy threesomes or angsty bittersweet threesomes or a story about a time when they all had fun together or a story about how they hurt each other even when they don't mean to. I love the anachronistic mash-up time period of the book, but I also think a modern story with a returned future Arthur could be really interesting if you wanted to do something with that and get outside of the inevitable tragic ending that way. If there happens to be a place in your story for a sarcastic jerkass knight, I would never say no to a cameo by Sir Kay, because I love that idiot.

Dialogues — Plato
Socrates
Alcibiades

It is entirely contrary to the thesis Plato is setting forth in the Symposium for Socrates and Alcibiades to have sex. Well, as Plato warned in Phaedrus, his writing is now quite unable to protect or help itself, and I absolutely think Socrates and Alcibiades should have had sex. I love the role reversal in the beautiful younger man begging for the attentions of the older one. Does Socrates talk philosophy in bed, or does he turn his eponymous method to other matters? Did Alcibiades really vandalize all the Herms in Athens, and if so, what did he do with all those stone phalluses? Also, who tops? (I have zero preference either way, just that given the period, they should probably have some kind of opinion and/or disagreement about it. You decide!)

Curse Workers series — Holly Black
Cassel Sharpe
Lila Zacharov

I think these two have absolutely smoldering chemistry throughout the entire trilogy, and I would absolutely love a story about what they're like when they're not in an adversarial relationship--or, more realistically, a less adversarial relationship. A con story would be great fun, even--or maybe especially--if it's a very small or silly con. You could delve into the magical politics, which are awesome and fascinating, or you can completely handwave the future magicopolitical situation if you're not writing that kind of story. On the pornier side, I would love an exploration of Cassel's budding kinky side, including his early taste for masochism and submission (ear-piercing scene, whee!). If you want to write kink, feel free to let your own tastes and/or characterizations lead you where they will; I'm more into how they feel about it than any specific acts. My only squicks/non-desired kinks here are permanent non-decorative disfigurement (piercings or scarification would actually be kind of in character for this pairing...) and 24/7 D/s, but conversely please don't feel like I'm demanding that you write something "extreme" rather than, say, Lila pinning Cassel's wrists and bossing him around in bed, because believe me, that would be just as cool.

Verfolgt | Punish me (2006)
Jan Winkler
Elsa Siefert

I love how this film takes a scenario that is pure dirtybadwrong id-fuel and treats it with a clear-eyed sympathy. I'm primarily interested in what happens to them afterwards—does Jan ever learn how to ask for what he wants without first inappropriately stalking an authority figure? Does Elsa pursue her unexpected interest in sadomasochism in a more ethically-appropriate manner, and how: in a relationship, with an outside play partner, pro-domme work? Do either or both of them manage to recapture the spark in a licit relationship, and how do they go about it? Do they ever encounter each other again, accidentally or on purpose, after months or after years, and if so, how do they interact? If they go their separate ways, you could write about them each separately in two strands, or you have my official permission to write a story that focuses primarily on Elsa or primarily on Jan where the other never appears onscreen, so to speak. I really like the metaphor Elsa uses about entering a blue room to describe how she feels when she's doing a scene with Jan, and it would be really cool to see that elaborated on, which could be chronologically during the film, or not. If Elsa is found out and officially sanctioned for her relationship with Jan it could be a really interesting added dimension to the theme of punishment, but the one thing I absolutely do not want is a story that has zero sympathy for her although it's not necessary to condone her actions.

(If this film sounds relative to anyone's interests, you might want to download this. 700 MB .avi with hardcoded English subs.)

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Dear Yuletide Writer,

Thank you for writing for me! I don't know who you are, but I love you kind of a lot already.

You may be skeptical of my love, pointing out that, as mentioned above, I don't actually know you, and thus it cannot possibly have a particularly sound basis. But seriously, just the fact that we matched on at least one (1) of these fandoms is an entirely sufficient condition, owing to the transitive nature of my overpowering love for them. I'll try to ramble on here a bit about my requests to hopefully give you something to be inspired by, but I really do mean it when I say that these are suggestions and possibilities, and that I specifically chose my fandom/character combinations for their potential to delight me in just about any conceivable way.

I am super-easy to please and I like a wide range of stories—short, punchy stories and longer, plottier stories, explicitly porny and/or kinky stories and coy stories that are all about the teasing and the implication, stories with some kind of meta angle to them and stories that engage with the source material 100% on its own terms.

I'm a bit of sucker for crossovers; I've read some brilliant ones for Yuletides past and I also find as a writer that starting from a crossover, like starting from a pairing, can be a good starting point to shake a story idea onto a blank page. I put together a list 2012 certified Yuletide-rare fandoms that I plan to read stories in, in case anything jumps out at you among, anything I've written in or about is obviously fair game, and if you have an idea for a crossover of your heart with a fandom not covered above, feel free to contact me through the mods! Conversely, feel free to ignore this option entirely and focus all of your attention on our awesome shared fandom, which is one of the following:

Curse Workers series — Holly Black
Cassel Sharpe
Lila Zacharov

I think these two have absolutely smoldering chemistry throughout the entire trilogy, and I would absolutely love a story about what they're like when they're not in an adversarial relationship--or, more realistically, a less adversarial relationship. Feel free to delve into the magical politics of the 'verse, which are awesome and fascinating, or to completely handwave the future magicopolitical situation if you're not writing that kind of story. A con story would be great fun, even--or maybe especially--if it's a very small or silly con. On the pornier side, I would love an exploration of Cassel's very obvious budding kinky side, including his early taste for masochism and submission (ear-piercing scene, whee!). If you want to write kinky, feel free to let your own tastes and/or characterizations lead you where they will under that general rubric; it'll be hotter and more convincing that way. My only squicks here are permanent non-decorative disfigurement (piercings or scarification would actually be kind of in character for this pairing...) and 24/7 D/s in a non-BDSM AU.

Elemental Logic series — Laurie J. Marks
Zanja na'Tarwein
Karis

I would love any kind of story about Zanja and Karis, whether that be set sometime after Water Logic or a missing scene from any of the books. You could write straight-up smut (this is pretty much always an option, really, I just wanted to throw it out there), or explore any aspect of the worldbuilding that catches your fancy—I especially love the use of the invented texts in the books, the glyphs and of course the four elements themselves. I love Emil/Medric and if you want to write them and it makes sense to have them as a background pairing or even a co-pairing in your story, go for it! If anyone is the primary focus, though, I would like it to be Zanja/Karis.

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy — Douglas Adams
Zaphod Beeblebrox
Arthur Dent

This request is meant to encompass, in descending order of specificity (but NOT, I assure you, of preference!) Arthur/Zaphod, Arthur&Zaphod, or Zaphod solo character exploration fic. I adore Zaphod: his raging insecurities alternating with his raging egomania, his flamboyant use of galactic slang, his convoluted past as a confidence trickster, a galactic political figurehead sleeper agent and a smoke-filled room schemer, not necessarily in that order. I happen to be of the opinion that Zaphod's Zaphodness is particularly nicely highlighted by contrasting it with Arthur's essential Arthurness, because they are such opposites and spend so much time sniping at each other, which I am totally happy to read in a shippy way. It would be interesting to me, for example, if Arthur finally managed to unequivocally impress Zaphod in some way and maybe (even more remarkable) forced him to admit it somehow. Hitchhiker's canon being what it is, feel free to fold, spindle or mutilate the timeline(s) to find an appropriate setting for any story that you want to tell. Time travel is never not a bonus.

Although this fandom is nominated under books, I am 100% conversant with book canon and you can write for me without giving another version of canon a second thought, I have also listened to the radio dramas a lot over the years and I feel that I would be doing you a disservice as a Hitchhiker's fan and my Yuletide writer if I did not point out that a.) the radio dramas are exceedingly entertaining to listen to, b.) listening to audio versions of your Yuletide canon can be a fun way to do a canon review and/or get character voices into your head, and c.) the end of the second series, where it diverges the most sharply from book canon with the long subplot about the Lintillas, clone archaeologists, puts Arthur and Ford with Zaphod when he meets the man who runs the universe. The final episode has completely open ending which also happens to work as a great prompt for some Arthur/Zaphod hatesex or miscellaneous adversarial shenanigans, which I proffer for your inspection:
What does the future hold for our heroes now? What does the past or present hold for that matter?

Will Arthur Dent now embark on a terrible and protracted vendetta against Zaphod Beeblebrox? Will he be all right alone in the Universe with only the Infinite Improbability Drive, Marvin the Paranoid Android, Lintilla the archaeologist, Eddie the shipboard computer, a lot of chatty doors and a battered copy of The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy for company?

Will there ever be another series of that wholely remarkable and mystifying entity The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy? … Find out if you can!
So those are some questions that should be explored by someone, possibly you, at some juncture, possibly this one.

For stalking purposes, I am [personal profile] mayhap on Dreamwidth, crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] mayhap on Livejournal, and [archiveofourown.org profile] mayhap on AO3; on tumblr I am [tumblr.com profile] pinchofnutmeg, because mayhap was taken. Feel free to take a gander at these tags ("dear author" and "yuletide") for stuff from Yuletides past if you so desire.

Thanks again, and happy Yuletiding!
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Dear [livejournal.com profile] yuletide Author,

Hi! I don't know who you are, but I love you already. You probably don't know who I am either, and I hope you don't hate me too much.

I've just noticed, firming up my signup for this year, that all my requests are really, really similar: two guys (they do seem to all be guys this year), one more histrionic and charismatic, the other one quieter and more readily underestimated, combined with some epic, over the top bonding. I'm pretty sure this means I have a type. *g* I would also like to stress once again that these are requests for which I would be happy to read the filthiest of explicit porn or the gen-est of whole non-sexual interactions, however inclination and inspiration takes you.

Here are my more specific requests/ramblings for general perusal:

British Comedian RPF – Noel Fielding & Russell Brand

I have watched the Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2006 more times that can conceivably be healthy and I would like some more Goth Detectives, please! I am more interested in the daft, surreal, erudite universe of trust and mutual respect that Noel and Russell generate when placed in proximity to each other than in their actual lives; the weirder, the better. If you're interested in incorporating Jimmy Carr, any of the other panelists, anything involving quizzes or quiz shows, anything involving the hypothetical Goth Detectives show, or anything meta or in-jokey like that, go for it! Pairing (any rating) or gen equally welcome.

Doctrine of Labyrinths – Sarah Monette – Felix Harrowgate & Mildmay Foxe

I adore Felix and Mildmay equally and I could never choose a favorite between them and any kind story that involves them interacting together in any context whatsoever will make me very happy. Optionally–because this is the optional details box!–I would definitely enjoy reading them as a pairing if that's something you'd want to make work somehow. (I think this pairing needs a good old-fashioned sex pollen fic, but that's an even more optional suggestion! Just throwing it out there.) Also completely optionally, if you want to write smut for this fandom but not, for whatever reason, Felix/Mildmay smut, I would definitely read any amount of post-Corambis Felix/Murtagh porn, although this is obviously optional since I have not requested Murtagh as a character and please disregard if you did not sign up to write him!

Psmith – P. G. Wodehouse – Mike Jackson & Rupert Psmith

Mike (the omnibus of Mike at Wrykyn and Mike and Psmith) was Wodehouse's favorite of his own books, and it's my favorite book of his too. Psmith is irresistible, of course, but Comrade Jackson's sterling qualities should not be overlooked. Pairing (any rating) or gen equally welcome.
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Dear [livejournal.com profile] yuletide Author,

Hi! I don't know who you are, but I love you already. You probably don't know who I am either, and I hope you don't hate me too much.

I've just noticed, firming up my signup for this year, that all my requests are really, really similar: two guys (they do seem to all be guys this year), one more histrionic and charismatic, the other one quieter and more readily underestimated, combined with some epic, over the top bonding. I'm pretty sure this means I have a type. *g* I would also like to stress once again that these are requests for which I would be happy to read the filthiest of explicit porn or the gen-est of whole non-sexual interactions, however inclination and inspiration takes you.

Here are my more specific requests/ramblings for general perusal:

British Comedian RPF – Noel Fielding & Russell Brand

I have watched the Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2006 more times that can conceivably be healthy and I would like some more Goth Detectives, please! I am more interested in the daft, surreal, erudite universe of trust and mutual respect that Noel and Russell generate when placed in proximity to each other than in their actual lives; the weirder, the better. If you're interested in incorporating Jimmy Carr, any of the other panelists, anything involving quizzes or quiz shows, anything involving the hypothetical Goth Detectives show, or anything meta or in-jokey like that, go for it! Pairing (any rating) or gen equally welcome.

Doctrine of Labyrinths – Sarah Monette – Felix Harrowgate & Mildmay Foxe

I adore Felix and Mildmay equally and I could never choose a favorite between them and any kind story that involves them interacting together in any context whatsoever will make me very happy. Optionally–because this is the optional details box!–I would definitely enjoy reading them as a pairing if that's something you'd want to make work somehow. (I think this pairing needs a good old-fashioned sex pollen fic, but that's an even more optional suggestion! Just throwing it out there.) Also completely optionally, if you want to write smut for this fandom but not, for whatever reason, Felix/Mildmay smut, I would definitely read any amount of post-Corambis Felix/Murtagh porn, although this is obviously optional since I have not requested Murtagh as a character and please disregard if you did not sign up to write him!

Psmith – P. G. Wodehouse – Mike Jackson & Rupert Psmith

Mike (the omnibus of Mike at Wrykyn and Mike and Psmith) was Wodehouse's favorite of his own books, and it's my favorite book of his too. Psmith is irresistible, of course, but Comrade Jackson's sterling qualities should not be overlooked. Pairing (any rating) or gen equally welcome.
mayhap: straw goat drinking coffee with text yule goat (yule goat)
Hi, you! I think it's so, so cool that you volunteered (at least one of) my requested fandoms, and I hope you don't totally hate the prompt(s) that I have given you! I am so excited about all of them, even though they may seem completely unrelated and kind of odd.

Neil Gaiman - The Graveyard Book, Nobody Evans aka Bod/Silas

I adore Silas! I'd really like a story about Silas and Bod and their relationship after the end of the book. It would be _plenty_ fine with me if that involved explicit sex, but it matters less to me whether you write this one as slash or gen, as long as their relationship is at the heart of it.

I just really do love Silas, and how almost-too-perfect he is as a guardian for young Bod, and how this situation is changing at the end of the book, and how it's going to change even more as Bod is growing up and Silas ... is still Silas.

Plato - Dialogues, Alcibiades/Socrates

I just think that everything would have turned out better if Alcibiades and Socrates had hooked up. Philosophy is sexy, yes, but philosophy in bed is sexier!

At about the age when a many people have an intoxicating but late regrettable philosophical fling with Ayn Rand, I was smitten with Plato. I now think even fewer of the proposals in The Republic would be at all advisable in real life, but I have always felt that Socrates should have slept with Alcibiades, even though I have been informed that I am missing the whole point of The Symposium. The whole point of The Symposium sucks, and they should have had sex. Maybe if they had, one of them wouldn't have been executed and the other exiled for being smartypantses; or perhaps it would have simply been all the more poignant. Either way!

Stieg Larsson -The Millennium series, Erika Berger/Lisbeth Salander/Mikael Blomkvist

I love all three of these characters and would be delighted to read about [them] in any combination (and also think they would make a fascinating threesome, sexual or otherwise).

So, these books ate my brain recently, and I've hardly stopped thinking about them since I finished reading The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. Cut for spoilers )
mayhap: straw goat drinking coffee with text yule goat (yule goat)
Hi, you! I think it's so, so cool that you volunteered (at least one of) my requested fandoms, and I hope you don't totally hate the prompt(s) that I have given you! I am so excited about all of them, even though they may seem completely unrelated and kind of odd.

Neil Gaiman - The Graveyard Book, Nobody Evans aka Bod/Silas

I adore Silas! I'd really like a story about Silas and Bod and their relationship after the end of the book. It would be _plenty_ fine with me if that involved explicit sex, but it matters less to me whether you write this one as slash or gen, as long as their relationship is at the heart of it.

I just really do love Silas, and how almost-too-perfect he is as a guardian for young Bod, and how this situation is changing at the end of the book, and how it's going to change even more as Bod is growing up and Silas ... is still Silas.

Plato - Dialogues, Alcibiades/Socrates

I just think that everything would have turned out better if Alcibiades and Socrates had hooked up. Philosophy is sexy, yes, but philosophy in bed is sexier!

At about the age when a many people have an intoxicating but late regrettable philosophical fling with Ayn Rand, I was smitten with Plato. I now think even fewer of the proposals in The Republic would be at all advisable in real life, but I have always felt that Socrates should have slept with Alcibiades, even though I have been informed that I am missing the whole point of The Symposium. The whole point of The Symposium sucks, and they should have had sex. Maybe if they had, one of them wouldn't have been executed and the other exiled for being smartypantses; or perhaps it would have simply been all the more poignant. Either way!

Stieg Larsson -The Millennium series, Erika Berger/Lisbeth Salander/Mikael Blomkvist

I love all three of these characters and would be delighted to read about [them] in any combination (and also think they would make a fascinating threesome, sexual or otherwise).

So, these books ate my brain recently, and I've hardly stopped thinking about them since I finished reading The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. Cut for spoilers )
mayhap: Santa Inui with text Inui Juice X-tra X-Mas Cheer Punch Deluxe (Inui Juice X-tra Xmas Cheer Punch Deluxe)
Hi, whoever got assigned to me! I love you! I hope you do not hate my requests too much!

This year, I made an assortment of requests, all, to me, equally delightful: one slash, one het, and one gen (well, sort of). In no particular order, they are:

Dorothy L. Sayers - Lord Peter series

Hilary Thorpe/The Viscount St George

This is the nonexistent pairing that ate my brain not too long ago. Very seriously, any story wherein the two of them interact with each other at all would make my [livejournal.com profile] yuletide. I like how Hilary is similar in temperament and ambition to how I would imagine a young Harriet, and I think St. George would take after his uncle in that respect as in so many others.

P. G. Wodehouse - Psmith

Mike/Psmith

I love them together, and I especially love the tropes of school stories and sports stories. As an American, I really have no idea what cricket is really all about, but I love reading about it anyway!

Elizabeth Peters - Vicky Bliss

Schmidt/fandom OTP!

So, I really enjoyed the new Vicky book. Cut for sort of spoilers )

Most of all, I really hope that you write a story that you truly enjoy. Thank you!
mayhap: Santa Inui with text Inui Juice X-tra X-Mas Cheer Punch Deluxe (Inui Juice X-tra Xmas Cheer Punch Deluxe)
Hi, whoever got assigned to me! I love you! I hope you do not hate my requests too much!

This year, I made an assortment of requests, all, to me, equally delightful: one slash, one het, and one gen (well, sort of). In no particular order, they are:

Dorothy L. Sayers - Lord Peter series

Hilary Thorpe/The Viscount St George

This is the nonexistent pairing that ate my brain not too long ago. Very seriously, any story wherein the two of them interact with each other at all would make my [livejournal.com profile] yuletide. I like how Hilary is similar in temperament and ambition to how I would imagine a young Harriet, and I think St. George would take after his uncle in that respect as in so many others.

P. G. Wodehouse - Psmith

Mike/Psmith

I love them together, and I especially love the tropes of school stories and sports stories. As an American, I really have no idea what cricket is really all about, but I love reading about it anyway!

Elizabeth Peters - Vicky Bliss

Schmidt/fandom OTP!

So, I really enjoyed the new Vicky book. Cut for sort of spoilers )

Most of all, I really hope that you write a story that you truly enjoy. Thank you!

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